Sports Illustrated reveals their Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl!

Here are five surprising facts about Irina Shayk, the cover model for Sports Illustrated’s 2011 swimsuit issue from The Hollywood Reporter:

1. She is a coal miner’s daughter from a tiny Russian village called Yemanzhelinsk. “I’m from a very, very small city in the middle of nowhere; it’s actually like one street, and everybody knows everyone,” Shayk, 25, said on NBC’s Today show Tuesday.

2. She’s appeared in the magazine’s swimsuit issue since 2007. Discovered in 2004 while on a three-day train ride from Chelyabinsk to Moscow, Shayk has gone on to grace various magazine covers and headline ad campaigns for Lacoste and Guess. After posing for SI’s Swimsuit issue for the past five years, she said on the Today show: “To be on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a dream come true.”

3. She wasn’t expecting the cover. She didn’t learn the big news until she appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman Monday. “There were 10 models there to do the Top 10 List, and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be,” she told the Associated Press. “And then I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it.”

4. She’s dating international soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo. She played coy when asked about the romance on the Today show. “You can ask, but I wouldn’t respond,” she said. “We Russians, we like to keep secrets — you know, KGB, Russian spy!”

5. She never diets. “I do work out five times a week, but I’m never dieting,” she said. “I try to be healthy because to be happy and healthy on the inside shows on the outside.”

Don’t you just love hearing that supermodels don’t diet. :)


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WET N WILD CARES

Teen “fave” makeup brand launches program to bring the glamorous life to deserving high school proms.

City of Industry, CA (January 2011) – For many teens who dream of a magical prom, the reality can be disenchanting: low funding can lead to drab décor, dispiriting tunes and disagreeable munchies for a night destined to be remembered in shades of gray. But if anyone knows how to add some color, it’s wet n wild®! The value-driven, color-wowing, always-fabulous cosmetics brand has made its mark turning everyday into a glamorous day–and prom is no exception. In January 2011, wet n wild® launches wet n wild® CARES, a nationwide charity program to support proms at 10 deserving high schools.

wet n wild® CARES will provide 10 high schools with $1,000 to make their prom dreams a reality. Starting January 21, 2011, schools can enter online at wnwbeauty.com or via email to info@wnwbeauty.com. In a letter, video or however they desire, schools will explain their need and why they deserve a sponsorship for their prom. In addition to the monetary donation, wet n wild® will give all of the selected schools $1,000 worth of makeup–hot products in hot, hot shades to get the party started. Entries are due by March 4, 2011. Winning schools will be announced on March 11, 2011 and will be featured on wet n wild®‘s website wnwbeauty.com, which will display photos from the big bashes and glamorized students using wet n wild® swag.

During the submission process, schools will also encourage students to sign up as wet n wild® VIPs. This completely free program delivers the inside scoop on all things wet n wild®! Exclusive access to new products, special savings, beauty tips and fresh looks gives students all they’ll need to look their best whether in the classroom or at the prom.

About wet n wild®
For more than three decades, millions of women around the globe have discovered their wild side using wet n wild®, makers of affordable, prestige-inspired cosmetics. A division of Markwins North America, wet n wild® fuses high-performance formulations with the hottest color palettes to offer women a full range of department store quality cosmetics at an unbeatable value. wet n wild® cosmetics are available in Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Albertsons, Brooks, Longs, Duane Reade, Meijer, Fred Meyer, as well as other drug, mass and food markets nationwide.


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Angelina Jolie replaces Christie Brinkley as the “Beauty Idol” of today’s women!

For the March twentieth-anniversary issue, on stands February 22, Allure conducted a beauty survey of 2,000 women and men, taking the pulse of the average American to see how beauty perceptions and preferences have changed over the past two decades. It examines the face of American beauty and what we as a culture find attractive. The results indicate a shift in the features we find beautiful and shows that cultural desires have changed – perhaps forever.

Allure first conducted a beauty survey in 1991, when Christie Brinkley was considered to have the ideal, all-American look with her blonde hair, blue eyes, slim figure, and soft features. The new survey shows that Angelina Jolie’s dark hair, pronounced features and curvy body has replaced Brinkley as the beauty idol of today’s women. Additional findings include:

Celebrity Ideals

  • Both men and women include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, Harrison Ford, and Hugh Jackman in their top picks for most beautiful males.
  • Both men and women include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, and Jessica Alba in their top picks for most beautiful female.

Racial Differences

  • African-American and Hispanic women are twice as likely as Caucasian women to report not wanting to change their body in any way.
  • African-American and Hispanic women are more likely than Caucasian women to feel they’re more attractive than their significant other.
  • A third of African-American women think of themselves as the most attractive person in the room.
  • African-American and Hispanic men are nearly twice as likely as Caucasian men to say the butt is among the most attractive features of a woman.
  • African-American men are directionally more likely to embrace and aspire to curviness – they say they want curvier hips and a higher/rounder butt or a larger butt.
  • African-American women are least likely to be on a diet/watch their weight

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Emma Watson: I need to grow my hair if I want movie roles!

Emma Watson tells ELLEuk.com she will have to grow her hair if she wants to keep attracting acting roles.

Emma Watson’s pixie crop has caused much debate since she had it cropped last year. Some love it, others not so much. We all know the reason behind the cut – she has been contractually obliged to keep it long for the Harry Potter franchise of films, so last August after filming she went to the Cutler Salon in New York where hairstylist Rodney cut off her luscious lengths into the now famous pixie crop. A couple of days later she posted the news on her facebook page saying, ‘Yes, I cut my hair off a few days ago! I love it – feels incredible.’

But last night she confessed she may have to grow it out. ‘I’m kind of looking forward to getting to a cute little bob stage. I am trying to grow it but it’s slow, it’s taking a while obviously. If I want to keep acting it’s more flexible for me to have it longer for different roles, it’s quite a specific cut.’

I think she looks great either way!


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